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A True Story From Colombia

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
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"After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with 'faraway villages.' He starts with two burros--one for himself, one for books--and heads off. Tough terrain and menacing bandits challenge him along the way, but at last he reaches a remote town, where he holds a story hour and loans titles to eager kids before returning home to his wife and reading late into the night."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Beach Lane Books, ©2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416997788
1416997784
Call Number: j Facts 020.92 W785b 2010
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm

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After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with 'faraway villages.' He starts with two burros--one for himself, one for books--and heads off. Tough terrain and menacing bandits challenge him along the way, but at last he reaches a remote town,... Read More »

Join Luis and his two donkeys--Alfa and Beto-- on their adventures through Columbia, bringing books and reading to the children in faraway villages.

Luis loves to read, but soon his house in Colombia is so full of books there's barely room for the family. What to do? Then he comes up with the perfect solution--a traveling library! He buys two donkeys--Alfa and Beto--and travels with them throughout the land, bringing books and reading to the ... Read More »


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jayrey129
Jun 18, 2019

LOVE this libro! And the name of the burros (And the book) is so so clever. It made our whole family laugh. The illustrations are colorful and inviting, and even allow you to look for hidden figures! And I love that it's based on a true story of giving what you have so much of, in this instance, books. Such a great read for kids. I highly recommend, especially if you are trying to include diversity in your child's life.

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VPAL7
Jan 10, 2019

Luis Sorriano is such an inspiring person and his work of sharing books with disadvantaged communities in Colombia is fantastic. This book is an adorable way to pay tribute to him and teach children both the power of sharing and the power of reading. The clever names of his 'burros' made me giggle.

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BookEMonster
Sep 01, 2018

Beautiful book- gorgeous illustrations, well told, and a true story about a real man who loves to read and share his books!

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jakjtorrey
Aug 25, 2016

Based on a true story from the hills of Columbia, our family of emergent readers loved this tale. The poor main character is beset with an issue common to our household – too many books! What follows is a fun adventure, with engaging illustrations.

mallc May 31, 2016

Very cute!

m2 Aug 11, 2011

I love this book -- the pictures are great and the true story is wonderful and it teaches an important lesson without being didactic. Warms my heart. Everyone should read it, especially anyone in Library Service or starting School.

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